84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove WinPatrol 2008?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #28,359
United States Rank #22,793
Reach 0.0054%


19.3.2010.5 5.61%
15.9.2008.5 42.06%
15.9.2008.2 0.93%
15.9.2008.1 11.21%
15.9.2008.0 0.93%
15.5.2008.0 26.17%
15.0.2008.0 13.08%

Other programs by BillP Studios

WinPatrol 2008


WinPatrol 2008 is a software program developed by BillP Studios. The most common release is 15.9.2008.5, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named winpatrol.exe. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 1.29 MB (1,352,820 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 59% of users of WinPatrol 2008 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.winpatrol.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\BILLPS~1\WINPAT~1\Setup.exe /remove /q0
Estimated size: 1.29 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WinPatrol 2008

Program executable:winpatrol.exe
Name:WinPatrol Monitor
WinPatrol System Monitor
Path:C:\Program Files\billp studios\winpatrol\winpatrol.exe
Additional files:
  • patrolpro.dll - BillP Studios Window Detection (WinPatrol Helper DLL)
  • WinPatrolEx.exe - WinPatrol Explorer
  • Setup.exe - WinPatrol (TIN Setup)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WinPatrol.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{3791029E-9406-484B-AF49-5C30301DB422}' (runs on registration).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • WinPatrol.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'WinPatrol System Monitor' and executes as C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\WinPatrol.exe.
  • WinPatrolEx.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'WinPatrol Remove' and executes as C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\WinPatrolEx.exe.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • WinPatrol.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WinPatrol' which loads as C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\winpatrol.exe -expressboot.
  • WinPatrolEx.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WinPatrol' which loads as "C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\winpatrolex.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • WinPatrol.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\WinPatrol.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.71 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0354810806%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00682602%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.02865506%
0.015104% average

How do I remove WinPatrol 2008?

You can uninstall WinPatrol 2008 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program WinPatrol 2008, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove WinPatrol 2008.

Win 7 (SP1) 32%
Win Server 2003 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 35.51%
Windows Vista 31.78%
Windows XP 28.97%
Windows 10 2.80%
Windows Server 2003 0.93%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 30.48%
Microsoft Windows XP 29.52%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.10%
Windows 7 Professional 7.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.67%
Windows 7 Starter 1.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.40%
  Germany 9.77%
  France 7.52%
  Belgium 4.51%
  United Kingdom 4.51%
  Israel 3.76%
  Canada 3.01%
  Spain 1.50%
  Netherlands 1.50%
  Australia 0.75%
  Austria 0.75%
  New Zealand 0.75%
  Portugal 0.75%
  Poland 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.06%
Hewlett-Packard 29.87%
Medion 6.49%
Lenovo 3.90%
Sony 3.90%
Acer 2.60%
American Megatrends 2.60%
Intel 2.60%
Toshiba 2.60%
Sahara 2.60%
Packard Bell 1.30%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard p6703w 5.56%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.33%
Dell Dell DXP061 3.33%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 2.22%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.22%
Dell Latitude D610 2.22%


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.